Seafood Newburg With Shells

Seafood Newburg With Shells
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 18 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup clam juice (from clams below)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound medium-size pasta shells
  • 1 pound medium-size shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 pound sea scallops, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 6 1/2 ounce can minced clams, juice reserved
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 4 large scallions, thinly sliced
  • Lemon slices (optional)

Make It

1. Bring large pot of water to boil.

2. Microwave butter in 13 x 9 x 2-inch microwave-safe dish on high 1 minute to melt. Stir in flour. Microwave on high 1 minute. Whisk in half-and-half, clam juice, salt, nutmeg and cayenne. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Microwave, covered, on high power 4 minutes, until thickened.

3. Add pasta to boiling water; cook following package directions. Drain.

4. Meanwhile, add shrimp, scallops, clams, sherry and scallions to half-and-half mixture. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap, venting slightly. Microwave on high 3 minutes.

5. Uncover. Rotate dish; stir. Recover with plastic, venting. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

6. Uncover. Rotate dish; stir. Recover, venting. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Let sit, covered, 5 minutes.

7. To serve, pour hot seafood mixture over cooked shells. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 553, Fat, total (g): 21, chol. (mg): 153, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 64, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 666, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.